Friday, August 23, 2013

The Stigma of Difference – v3

The stigma of difference
not even acknowledged
blind, complicit
always in secret, denial
setting us apart
when we are all one
fallen before the Lord
each of us sinners
none better than the rest
all with feet of clay
needing Christ to be whole
righteous, worthy
nothing about us
different before God

Edited August 23, 2013
The Stigma of Difference – v3
May 27, 2011
The Stigma of Difference
racial bullying at Pembroke Academy
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha
Riruta United Methodist Church
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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